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Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am
 Last June, EPA announced proposed rules to minimize carbon pollution in new power plants. This June, they will announce proposed rules for existing power plants, like the Dallman power plants at...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am
 Former U.S. Senator from Illinois Alan J. Dixon, in his recent book, The Gentleman from Illinois, writes, “Frankly, I believe there are too many elective offices in most states, including an e...
Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 am
 When thinking of immigration reform, we must ask ourselves what we want for the country. From a business perspective, important goals to aim for are innovation and entrepreneurship. And although...
Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:01 am

Eliminate discrimination against women

 We have had several thought-provoking conversations recently about a new and surprising description of women’s status in America. According to the latest Shriver Report, A Woman’s Nation Pus...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am
 These are hard times for Congress. Its approval ratings have seen a bump from their historic lows of a few months ago, but it’s a small one. Our representative democracy’s keystone political...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am

Legislating on what people speak widens cultural divides

The Ukrainian conflict has highlighted the instability of nations in which languages and cultures compete for dominance. Despite fundamental differences, parallels have been drawn with the situation i...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
Every few days, we learn yet one more way in which government’s expanded surveillance powers intrude upon our privacy and civil liberties.In January it was the revelation that spy agencies in the U....
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:01 am
 meeting mr lincoln here in springfield that is to say the one in illinoisnot a massachusetts town on the eastern seaboard no the one in illinois where vachel lindsay imagined the president walke...
Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 12:01 am
 Raise your hand if you want to pay higher taxes.I’m guessing not many hands went up. No one wants a higher tax bill without a very good reason. I’m leading a group of Springfield citizens wh...

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